Archive for the ‘anti-gay’ tag
There are times I begin to suspect that TRMS is wearing a bit thin for me. In fairness, I’m not American, so sometimes the content isn’t relevant to me.
You may not have heard much of George Rekers before the past couple of weeks, but he was involved with someone you’ve probably heard of: James Dobson (not in that way). The two were on the founding board of the now infamous Family Research Council.
I had a somewhat different take on things earlier when I wrote “Why we love a good fall from grace (and why that’s ok)” on the Irish lesbian website Gaelick. It was inspired, in part, by the Iris Robinson scandal that was in the news at the time. She wasn’t gay, just cheating on her husband with a teenager, and she was definitely anti-gay.
In light of prominent anti-gay activist Roy Ashburn recently being caught walking out of a gay bar, and proving once again that conservative voters have little to no Gaydar, here’s a list of 10 conservative anti-gay activists who turned out to be gay themselves.
The list includes the stories of 10 of the worst anti-gay gays.
One thing, though. How come there are no women? Surely there must be some juicy conservative lesbian scandals out there? Or are the lesbian daughters of conservative politicians able to be out and free? Because it seemed — a few years ago anyway — to be a credible conservative politician, you need a lesbian daughter, or a pregnant teen at least.
Oh, and in John McCain’s case, a wife and daughter who openly advocate for gay rights. That’ll do nicely.
The list in short:
- Troy King
- Jim West
- Richard Curtis
- Bruce Barclay
- Roy Ashburn
- Larry Craig
- Ed Schrock
- Robert Allen
- Ted Haggard
- Mark Foley
We’re keeping our eyes peeled for that anti-lesbian lesbian scandal.
I spend a fair amount of time in Harrisburg. I know who is closeted. Any closeted Senator who votes for Eichelberger’s bill will be outed. I also know a State Senator who is wildly homophobic and is also an alcoholic. One of her rants will also be made public depending on her vote. This is fair warning.
What do you think? Is this fair?
The bill they are voting on is a “marriage protection bill” that will protect marriage from gay people who would like to destroy it marry.
The bill has been tabled by a vote of 8-6. No word yet from The Pennsylvania Progressive as to whether he needs to make good on his threat.
An interesting quote, in light of the threat:
“We knew this was coming in the last couple of days because some of the people had switched their votes,” Eichelberger said, noting that even though the table motion could allow for the bill to be resurrected before the end of this session, that’s not going to happen. “The people who voted for this were voting to kill it. That’s the realistic picture. Why they did it, I don’t know, because they are some of the people who were in support of this effort in the past.”
from Philadelphia Gay News